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Thursday, November 5, 2015

21 Kolkata Film Festival

21 Kolkata Film Festival will start on 14 November, 2015 instead of
10th due to Kalipuja and Diwali. The festival will run from 14.11.15
to 21.11.15 at 12 cinema halls including Nandan. 149 films of 137
directors from 61 countries will be screened on this festival. 23
Indian films are in the list. For the first time, 'Indian Film Critic
Association Jury Award' will be given to the best Indian film. 15
sections would be there in the festival. A new section 'India Unheard'
is one of them. Indian films made in less-known languages like Rava,
Nepali, Konkani, Kodava, Tulu and Ladakhi would be screened in this
section. Besides, Centenary Tribute, Focus Hollywood, Sports, New
Horizon, Bangla Panorama, Special Screening, Cinema International,
Asian Select, Children's Section would be there. Rahul Bose will
deliver Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture. For the first time in Eastern
region 4K projection system would be installed in Nandan for this
festival. Many Hollywood films would be screened by this ultramodern
system which was not possible earlier. A tribute will be given to
Anthony Quinn, Ingrid Bergman, Kon Ichikawa, Orson Welles and Umasashi
in 'Centenary Tribute' section. A bunch of films of Jean Renoir would
be screened in the section 'Great Masters'. Ratul Shankar has composed
the theme song of the festival. Sharmila Tagore is the Chairperson of
Jury Board. The festival will inaugurate BigB Amitabh Bachchan. His
wife Jaya Bachchan alongwith Vidya Balan, Mousumi Chatterjee, Anil
Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit will also be presented at the inaugural
function.

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